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broo_dood

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i got a bohemian pilsner the recipe is BeerTools.com Recipe Library - Down the Pils
i brewed it on 2-22 had it in primary until 3-11 and has been in secondary until now. i was getting ready to bottle and 1st thing i noticed was no "beer smell" when airlock came off. i racked to bottling bucket anyway w/priming sugar and took small sip before bottling. yuck! no beer taste at all. maybe a little sweet...i don't know. just not right. i know one problem i have which was only boiling wort for 60min as opposed to 90 which i only later learned. other than that yeast was wyeast2007...did the crush nutrient thing and pitched as directed.

i'm thinking this one is beyond redemption. advice please.
 
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What was the FG?

Your most likely fine, but are you sure it was done fermenting? It should be after a month. Maybe you racked it to secondary to soon.

Anyway, give it a solid 3 weeks. Odds are in favor of it turning out fine. Did you hit your target OG?
 

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If the gravity is correct, just set it aside and let it age for a couple months. Lagers do take more time.
 
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my bad. i don't have hydrometer yet as i broke the last one when it slid out other end of tube it was in.

i just figured since it was in primary for around 17 days it should of been well attenuated. i had no airlock activity for 4 or 5 days prior. i had nice yeast cake which i washed and still have.

could i make starter with that washed-yeast and this near-beer?

...or, i also got some notty that i could hydrate and pitch? any ideas?
 

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This isn't bottled, then?

If it's not, you could definitely repitch some yeast if it's not finished.

I'd suggest buying a hydrometer, and using it before bottling though.
 
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no. it is in bottling bucket with 5oz. of priming sugar. would you recommend the yeast i harvested or just pitching dry packet? i also have a safbrew-06 dry east packet for wheat beer.
 
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thanks all. :mug:

i re-pitched w/dry yeast packet and will definitely get hydrometer soon.
 

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